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7/18/14 2:13 P

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Oct 20/2013 was my last post . emoticon

I'm back . Hopefully I'll get back on track. I guess starting over again is better than not starting over again.....

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10/21/13 5:57 A

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K2,
That's a really good sign when you miss the exercise routine (and even tracking which I have swapped out for my least favored activity). Keep pushing!



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10/20/13 8:21 P

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Was able to walk 3 days this week with a minimum amount of ankle pain.
I pray I'm able to continue ,as walking is a life saver for me.
Oh, and I'm back to tracking food and exercise which is great.

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7/17/13 7:42 P

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K2, we all wish improvement went in a straight line, but it seldom does.
I had some medical issues which kept me from running basically from last
April until January. Started back and got injured 2 more times this year. Hope I'm moving ahead now. Taking it very easy.
Dean Anderson, of Spark People, always inspires me.
Here is a link to his story: www.sparkpeople.com/resource/motivat
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Good luck on your recovery.

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7/17/13 2:46 P

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Apparently the walking itself was the cause. Too much too soon I guess.

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7/17/13 2:15 P

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K2,

I was wondering where you were!

Did the doc have any insight into whether your exercise routine CREATED the condition or maybe just exaberated it?

I'm on week 10 of a cardio routine (walking and jogging). If I can hang for a few more months, I might turn the corner on routine.

So, not an easy path to get back on track, but you need to do it!



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7/17/13 1:57 P

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Saw my Doctor last week (finally) and he diagnosed "Achilles Tendonitis". I was walking religiously 3-4 days a week up to my injury which occurred in May,and now can't seem to get my A_ _ in gear.I really thought I'd be back to walking by now, but it's not happening.
I've gained back most of the weight I lost and feel like
a bag of dirt.I've lost my drive.( Comfort food overdose ! ) I've got to get past this "self pity" BS, but it's not as easy as just saying it.
Sorry for the rant ;guess I'm looking for a few good swift kicks to get me back on track .It was hard to post this entry because I thought all was good back in May and I was on an "unstoppable " change for the better. emoticon

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5/11/13 7:39 A

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Ken,

I feel your pain. At one point, I had an injury to the metatarsal area of my right foot so bad that I had to use my pedometer as a tool to limit the steps I took. I couldn't walk for exercise during that period, let alone run. It was very frustrating.

The first thing I found that I could do was pushups. No, not regular pushups, because the foot wouldn't support me in the plank position. I started out doing pushups on the swiss ball, rolling forward so that my weight was supported by my ankles. It wasn't nearly as satisfying as walking or running, but it beat doing nothing by a long shot.

Later I found other stuff I could do; but you have to start somewhere.


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5/10/13 7:31 P

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Ken(K2), glad your tendon is getting better. Through this past fall I walked 4 mornings each week until I felt good enough to start running. My wife is a walker and has walked several full marathons. She has walked 10 half marathons so far this year. She walks with a great group of people. I get to run with them on occasion, usually only seeing them at the beginning.

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5/10/13 12:34 P

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Gary,
After about 3 weeks my tendon is at the point where I should be able to give walking a shot. Haven't seen a doctor as it does seem to be improving with rest. ( Nothing else is improving with rest !!!! ) .As mundane as it would seem walking 3-4 times a week has been great for a number of reasons....


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5/9/13 7:09 P

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Ken(K2), didn't realize this until this morning. I'm trying to be faster a a runner. For the past few week there has been no progress, in fact a regression, in my running speed during my weekday runs. Weekend long runs are going slightly faster. Well today I increased my pace by 16 seconds per mile. A big jump for me. I was wanting my running to go a little faster each time I go out. Just like someone wants their weight to drop a little each time they get on the scale. Guess neither of them work that way.
I understand about an injury getting in the way of your exercising. Missed almost a year of running due to health issues. Have you been able to see a doctor about your sore tendon?

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5/9/13 9:54 A

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Thanks for the input,appreciate the well thought out responses.
One thing that is really "bumming" me out is that I have a very sore achilles
tendon which is impairing my ability to walk 3-4 days a week which I've
been doing from the get go. I know I should find a substitute and "just do it" but I'm
dragging my butt and have fallen into the self pity and comfort food world.
So, I need to take care of today cause 24hours at a time is not as scary as a long term goal or a 3-4 week slip in the lifestyle change.


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5/8/13 7:57 P

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Kevin, good advice. Sounds like you've been there before.

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Ken,

Motivation comes and goes. For me, it usually erodes gradually till I notice one day that I don't have much motivation. It may come back gradually, or it may come back all at once. Sometimes I can tell what brought it back, sometimes I can't. I can't usually tell why motivation went away in the first place. The only thing I've found to do to help my motivation is make sure I get enough sleep, and that isn't a 100% guarantee. (But getting enough sleep does make doing other healthy things easier.)

The cycle of high and not so high motivation seems to be a normal part of life. When motivation is high, I can push for new levels of fitness. When motivation is not so high, I try to maintain what I have. It frequently feels like I'm just going through the motions, but going through the motions can be enough to keep from going backwards.

And that's why we talk about developing good habits, and the phenomenon of a lifestyle change. When I'm not motivated to do good things for myself, the good habits I developed when more motivated pull me through. I'm still eating a salad at lunch when I work at home. I'm still doing pullups and pushups every morning. When I'm highly motivated, I watch how easy it is to do the pullups and pushups, and I may add other stuff to the morning routine. When I'm not motivated, I do the pullups and pushups out of habit.

It sounds like you're not happy with your actions right now. You think you should do better than you have been doing, and that bothers you. Take a look and see what you're doing that is better than you did before you started this journey. See if there's any good habits there that you can build on, just a little, to make things better. You don't have to change everything at once, and you probably can't change everything at once.

So . . . what can you change this week, to build a better habit that will help pull you through the periods of low motivation?



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5/8/13 2:11 P

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Ken, what is your next small step goal(s)?
For myself I can't look miles down the road, but I can look to my next run or two.
I can see myself eating X number of vegetables and fruit this week.
I can stick with my allotted number of calories for today.
I tend to be very short sighted.


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Ken,
I think you'll have to open up a little bit more to find the answer to your question. Your goal indicates that you have a multi-year time frame (based on gradual weight loss). My experience is that I had the most progress/motivation in the first six months. So, I can understand the "new car smell" might be gone at this point. I think most folks can relate to their enthusiasm waning at this point in time. Your question is a good one and is to be expected. It shows you have the right attitude to challenge the status quo vs dropping from (SP) sight.

Since your goal (weight loss) hasn't changed, I'll have to hazard a guess that maybe you have not lost weight fast enough?

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5/8/13 1:20 P

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I know what to do. I know what I'm doing wrong. Why have I lost the drive I had when I started with Sparkpeople?


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3/28/13 2:52 P

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This is not easy. emoticon
Just sayin' ......

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K2, a couple of beers is one of life's pleasures! An easy strategy for me is drink Ulta as I like the taste. Perhaps another key is to focus on the food trigger.

An example from the golf course: a beer and a hotdog at the turn is wonderful. For the older Paul, a better strategy has been a beer and a diet coke, or a beer and a turkey sandwich. Ok to open one door to a cheat meal, but not two.



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3/11/13 9:31 P

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K2, learning is half the battle.
Sticking to what we learn can be tough.

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3/11/13 12:33 P

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250's =Back emoticon emoticon
Well,I allowed myself a few indulgence items over the weekend
and WHAM !!! Up 4 pounds . I have to admit that a few beer is a trigger for me to lose control over my eating.So hard to lose and so easy to gain.
I went over my calories and took two days off from walking and the results are not pretty. Not happy but now I know for sure what I need to do,or in fact what not to do.

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3/4/13 1:07 P

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270's=Gone
260's=Gone
250's=Gone
240's= "Don't get to comfortable I'm workin' on ya" !! emoticon

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K2:
That is an average of 3 lbs a week. That is a very good weight loss and at some point, that number will reduce to 2 and then 1.5, etc. emoticon



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2/25/13 2:42 P

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Well ,a small milestone today on the scale . I'm down 20 pounds. I guess I need to somehow switch things up a bit as it was hard to actually hit the 20 pound mark . Bouncing between 253.5 and 250.5 for a couple of weeks.....
Thought I would feel more excited about it but I'm thinking I should have lost more.
I guess I'm dealing with the "Infamous Plateau Affliction"
Onwards and Downwards ... I'll emoticon

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2/20/13 1:02 P

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Gotta be honest. It was a lot of effort to get myself out for my 40 min walk today.Cold, blowing snow, and windy as hell.
I think reading HEALTHIERKEN'S blog on procrastination kind kick started my A _ _ to get out there.I feel better now. emoticon

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I weigh myself daily. I believe the choice to weigh daily or less frequently depends on your reaction to the number on the scale. I like the feedback so I can recognize trends. But, if I had a tendency to react emotionally to the data, then I would vote for less frequent weigh-ins and concentrate on the process and not one outcome.



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2/18/13 8:31 P

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I weigh myself once each week.
My biggest concern is not my weight.
I do want to weigh less, but if I can increase the amount of strength training and running I do I know my weight will come off as long as I keep to my suggested calorie intake.


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2/18/13 9:46 A

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I was happy to see a loss when I got on the scale this morning. I have been a self-confessed slave to the scale expecting continuous results ,but I'm trying not to be.
I understand and accept the process ( ups and downs ) better now after absorbing the information in Coach Nancy's post.
I should consider weighing in maybe twice a week instead of every other day????
How ofted are you folks "weighing in" ? emoticon


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2/13/13 9:01 P

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I always find Coach Nancy's advice to be quite helpful.

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Found this posted on another Spark Team I'm on and thought I'd post it ,as it's relevant to weight swings we encounter.
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From Spark Coach Nancy:
If there is one lesson I can tell you all and that is do not allow the scale to be your measure of how well you are doing on your journey. Because our bodies are well over 50% water, anything from the types of foods we eat, the exercise that we do, to our hydration, hormones, even our bathroom habits can affect the number on the scale.

When it goes up, it does not mean you did or are doing anything wrong. Remember all changes within the body must begin at the cellular level so it's going to take time for them to show up on the scale.

Keep accountable to your nutrition tracking as study after study show that those who honestly track their food intake lose twice as much weight as those who don't. Keep on exercising and drinking your water. And stay focused...the changes are happening and in the best way possible--

And remember weight loss itself is not a goal, but the results of meeting goals-- (such as eating 5-9 servings of fruits and veggies per day, getting in 7-8 hours of sleep, drinking water in place of soda, walking 10,000 steps daily, etc)

Hang in there!

Coach Nancy

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yeah, I knew that, just a senior moment. He was quite a talented guitar who died much too young. Doc did get a chance to play with Merle's son for a while though.. That would have been cool to see.

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Hey,
Thanks for the feedback . Appreciate it. I still walk by the Chips & Dip on my way to the fruit and vegetables. :-) Good points.

Oh GERRYCHESTER.,
Doc Watson's son's name was Merle. emoticon

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Good attitude Gerry. It does take a lone time to undo what it took long time to do in the first place. If you are eating the calories suggested by SP and tracking every calorie, doing aerobic work outs and strength training it should all work together over time.


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I've found that sometimes your body just doesn't want to give up any weight for a while.
I started this diet at 209 in late Nov, lost 17 lbs by New Years, and have only lost 2 since!

While earlier I was doing lots of low intensity walking, I've lately switched (partly because its now really winter) to high intensity indoor bike (spin) classes. I'm guessing the plateau is temporary and/or I'm building some new muscle with the more vigorous workouts.

In any case we all have to view our weight goals as a long-range permanent place we want to get to. If it take a few weeks or even a few months longer than we hoped, its no big deal, as long as we end up where we want to be (and hopefully for me, figure out how to stay there this time)

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Its not a setback unless that is how you wish to view it. A gain of 1/2 lb is normal and is part of the process.

I think reverting back to chips and dip at night would be my example of a setback.



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First setback. I got on the scale this morning and saw an increase from last week's #.
Not happy about it . I'm sure sh%& happens like this to a lot of people and realize I need to bare down ... Not about to let this stutter step disrupt me . emoticon

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K2:

nice list! emoticon



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Congratulations Ken, that's 10 good reasons to keep moving ahead with your SP goals.


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So, a month into this and I thought I'd post few observations and facts...
"Ken's (#2) TOP TEN.....

1) Lost 16 .5 pounds.
2) Insulin dosages are half of what they were.
3) Increased energy level.
4) Attitude more positive.
5) Aches and pains have subsided somewhat.
6) Staying motivated.
7) Eating better and consciously choosing better foods.
8) Positive progress is a huge motivator
9) Realize that tracking food is ABSOLUTELY ESSENTIAL for me.
10) Sparkpeople and this Team are truly a valuable asset in my progress.




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You're not the only one, Ken. A year and a half ago, I would have told you I disliked salads, and particularly disliked just about all forms of salad dressing. Now, I look forward to them. Go figure.


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Funny thing happening here.....
It's not that I dislike salads, but I never really made an effort to eat them.
Lately I've been craving them and truly enjoy them . emoticon

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I like the page name change. It implies present and ongoing action.
Good move.

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Decided to change the title of my Sparkpage from.... "Lifestyle Change Required" to
"Lifestyle Change In Progress"
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Ken, that is whats makes things work. You try your best not to make mistakes, but when you do you get right back to it without beating yourself up. Good job.

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Well 3 weeks into it and still feeling great about my decision to be here and still have the "just do it" attitude. It's nice to be able to chat with folks in similar situations who can truly relate and not judge .
I'm down 13 pounds and was actually down 14 at one point last week.
I had one day (Friday) where I went over my daily caloric goal by 1000 cal.No problem; got right back on the horse the next day.



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A lot of the night time frenzies ties in with my diabetes.
It's quite amazing actually but even only in my third week the combination of healthy eating and routine exercise has lessened the amount of insulin I'm using.Getting the proper doses is a little tricky.
So, I have had a few incidences of hypoglycaemia (low blood sugar) which causes me to eat more than I should .Low blood sugar is an extremely powerful motivator to eat.
Healthierken......Celery and almonds are on my snack list . emoticon
Thanks for everybody's input . It really helps . emoticon

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Ken, thanks for the reminder. I've been on SP for just over 2 years. I used to eat chips almost every night. Have only had them a couple of times since in the last two years.
I don't miss them.
I guess SP can help you change.

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No chips for 3 weeks! Way to go, Ken : )
And congratulations on the steady weight loss. That's great.
Evening snacks? Do you keep veggie sticks readily available? What about air-popped popcorn?
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Started 3rd week here and I'm still feeling good about everything.
Have dropped 12 1/2 pounds.
It seems the evening hunger cravings are the hardest struggle I face. I understand by reading that I am not alone with this issue. When I do give in (a couple of times) at least I am not eating any junk food.
Can't believe I haven't had a bag of chips in 3 weeks ! emoticon


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Glad to hear great results! I like the comment about your enthusiasm. The process you have initiated can be difficult and challenging. But it can be very rewarding.



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Hey, you'll keep it going, Friend! Nothing succeeds like success. 5 lb lost per month is perfect: fast enough that you see the difference, but slow enough that it tends to stay off better in the long run if it's lost at about 1 - 2 lb per week. You're doing it right
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First week under my belt (Pun intended)
Enthusiasm is very high .Happy with the 5 pound loss,and the activity output.
Just need to keep it going.


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Yeah, but not for long if you keep losing the way you've started! Keep up the good pace.
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My shirt stays on .....Thank you very much.. emoticon

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ah, Paul! If only my avatar were a true reflection of my shirtless self : )


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WELCOME!

"I can do all things if I just get off my but's and admit I'm in control of me!" SGM 1:1-5 The only real verse I need.

Never say you didn't have enough time: You have the same amount of time that was given to Helen Keller, Albert Einstein, William Shakespeare, Julius Caesar, Winston Churchill.

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To avoid confusion on the two Ken's, suggest that these two go "shirts and skins" on their Avatar. So far, so good.



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Welcome Ken!

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Ken, lots of good information on SparkPeople and this is a good team if you stay actively involved.

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Welcome aboard, Ken! This is a great team.

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SW = 287 (01/08/07)
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Welcome and remember to enjoy the journey.

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Welcome, SNAFUKEN. Looking forward to having another Ken posting here : )
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Much good luck, Sparks is Great! Skeeter emoticon

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Seriously ,

Just signed up.
Glad to be here........ emoticon


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